25th October 2005
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LIFE IN WARTIME
The everyday lives of people living
The organisation was founded in 1937 by three young men who recruited a
team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers to study the everyday lives
of ordinary people in
They went into a variety of public situations: meetings, religious occasions, sporting and leisure activities, in the street and at work, and recorded people's behaviour and conversation in as much detail as possible.
material they produced is a varied documentary account of life in
the BBC screened a documentary entitled ‘Little Kinsey’ revealing the results
In 1981, the Archive initiated a new project under the direction of Dorothy Sheridan, which set out once again to involve people in the recording of everyday life.
Volunteers from all over
Through local and national newspapers, and later through radio and
television, the Archive has recruited a new panel of volunteer writers, known
as "Mass-Observation correspondents", from all over
Dorothy Sheridan will talk about the
historical material and describe her current projects at a free public event on
Friday 28th October at 5.30pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre. The
lecture is part of this year’s
For more information contact:
Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer, (01522) 886244.